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Auto Button Hole Maker

Auto Button Hole Maker

Postby QuilterMomma » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:12 am

I am having trouble with my buttonhole maker. It is not programming in the auto size of the buttonhole. I have read the manual thru an d followed the directions, but something still is not working right. Help please. I have 14 holes to make.
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Re: Auto Button Hole Maker

Postby Margo » Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:57 pm

What kind of machine/buttonhole maker are you using? A domestic machine? New or antique? Brand?
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Re: Auto Button Hole Maker

Postby QuilterMomma » Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:00 pm

It is the Artista 165, came out in 2001 I believe. I bought on close out from dealer in 2006. It is a domestic machine.
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Re: Auto Button Hole Maker

Postby Margo » Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:24 pm

That's not a machine I'm familiar with. Anyone out there know what the problem could be???
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Re: Auto Button Hole Maker

Postby ritzy » Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:45 pm

The artista is a Bernina, I believe. Don't know what could be the problem.
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Re: Auto Button Hole Maker

Postby Sewdreamy » Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:24 pm

Can't imagine what the problem is...may be time to take it to a Bernina dealer and see if they can figure it out.
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Re: Auto Button Hole Maker

Postby JANBLOCK » Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:45 am

You are not alone. I have a Bernina 440 and could never get the buttonhole maker to work no matter how many times I read the instructions. Now, if I want to make a buttonhole, I either use a small zig-zag stitch or my portable simple singer.
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Re: Auto Button Hole Maker

Postby suehenyon » Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:55 am

QuilterMomma wrote:I am having trouble with my buttonhole maker. It is not programming in the auto size of the buttonhole. I have read the manual thru an d followed the directions, but something still is not working right. Help please. I have 14 holes to make.


Which foot are you using?

So, after you program the first one, on the 2nd, is the machine not stopping when sewing the first bead? Could you please give a little more description of what is going on?

Sometimes, just getting a consistent even layer to stitch through affects the consistence of automatic buttonholes, if the foot is not supported evenly on both sides, things get screwy

But if you're not even getting close, it's in the initial setup.

I would not try this on my project until I had this down pat. In working on a sample, try to use the same fabric, interfacing and seams as the project.

Please feel free to email me a picture of what's going on!
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Re: Auto Button Hole Maker

Postby quilting00 » Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:03 pm

I agree with Sue in the last comments. If there is a bulky seam near, the automatic buttonhole foot may be getting hung up so the alternative is that you may have to mark the stop and start of the buttonhole and use the regular buttonhole foot.
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Re: Auto Button Hole Maker

Postby Mamas » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:34 pm

I am a guide teacher for the Bernina machines and can give you instructions. Hope it will help. If you are using the long black button hole foot it will remember the length and you will be able to make all of your button holes exactly the same length. Mark the length of the first button hole, put the needle just to the left at the top of the buttonhole. The first bead or row of stitches will go down the left side so we position the needle about 2 threads to the left of center. When you come to the bottom of the buttonhole (the length you want ) push the quick reverse button just over the needle. The machine will automatically go to the top on the right side, bar tack at the top and come down on the right side, bar tack and stitch to lock your stitches. Some machines are different and the quick reverse button might not work but your book should tell what to push to do the same thing. There is a no. 3 regular foot that usually comes with the machines. That will require you to push the icon to put it into memory. Let me know what machine you have and if you have any more problems let me know. I guess I should start at the beginning on this buttonhole project. First push the buttonhole icon on the front of the machine. Select the type of buttonhole you want. The first one is the usual one. The one next to it is a finer for delicate fabrics or baby clothes. The key hole ones are for heavy shanks on the button and the others are decorative. Once you select your buttonhole proceed with the direction above. If you continue with problems you can call me and I will try to walk you through the steps. My phone no. is 423-344-8118. Hope this helps. Marilyn Geraldson (Mamas)
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Re: Auto Button Hole Maker

Postby JANBLOCK » Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:19 am

Mamas, they should have you writing the technical instruction book. Thank you.
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Re: Auto Button Hole Maker

Postby leafy » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:12 pm

I was having trouble with the auto buttonhole foot on my Bernina 640. The problem was solved when I removed the foot & wiped off the little glass "bubble" on top. Must have had a fingerprint or something on it, that was interfering with it.
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